UK-based singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid was keen to ensure that her fourth solo album Walking Into White got at least a few full-length listens before being subsumed into playlists â€“ so sheâ€™s performing the whole thing live, track by track, as the first half of each concert on her forthcoming April-May UK and Ireland tour (see full details of dates below). Released in February on the USA-based Waterbug label, Walking Into White has already drawn praise from critics. The album was officially launched on March 6 at the first concert on Sarahâ€™s currently underway Netherlands-Belgium-Germany tour, where both the live album performance and the more relaxed second half (incorporating greatest hits from Sarahâ€™s previous CDs as well as an encore rendition of Jerry Jeff Walkerâ€™s classic Mr Bojangles) earned a rapturous reception from the audience. â€œItâ€™s all done live on the night,â€ Sarah explains, â€œbut Martin has to do a lot from the desk end to make it happen. On Low Winter Sun, for example, before I start the song proper, I play a chord on the guitar which he samples and turns into a lovely lush wash of controlled feedback that turns up later in the song as a background and underpinning for the bell peal that Iâ€™m playing on the guitar. â€œAnd on Jackdaws Rising, I start by laying down a 5/4 time stomp and handclap pattern that he turns into a percussion loop repeating through the song, while each part of the three-part round also loops until I get to the final repeat of the first part. Itâ€™s like walking a tightrope â€“ incredibly difficult to get the timing right, but when it works itâ€™s amazing!â€ See https://youtu.be/ZcGNbm4yfD4 for a video of Sarahâ€™s performance of â€˜Jackdaws Risingâ€™ at the album launch show on March 6 in Steendam, Netherlands.